Technology has made life in the tropics safer, healthier and more comfortable. But our addiction to polluting, energy-guzzling cooling is causing an environmental crisis. How can cooling become a hot topic for policymakers?
The agenda of this year’s global climate summit aims to prepare a roadmap to implement the Paris agreement but that could be stumped by US delegates, according to President Donald Trump’s pullout statement.
and Goh Tian –
A new global alliance to phase out coal usage by 2030 is another major step forward for global climate action, but can it overcome the existing barriers to more low-carbon electricity production?
Shamshad Akhtar –
In 2017, Asia and the Pacific will be home to 62 million international migrants. UNESCAP executive secretary and UN Under-Secretary-General Shamshad Akhtar explains why this is an opportunity to shape a better future for the region
Protecting the world's forests would contribute significantly to the fight against climate change. But to do that, we must find the right balance between food production and reforestation, says WRI experts.
The world has been whipsawed in less than two years. Only time will tell whether China will rise to fill the vacuum in climate leadership left by the United States, but here's what to watch out for, according to WRI experts.
Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine and former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd outline the opportunities on the horizon for countries worldwide to raise their level of climate ambition and lock in sustainable growth.
Ping Manongdo –
At the Eco Action Day event in Singapore last month, youth participants and industry veterans alike agreed that the circular economy isn’t only good for the environment, but is also a practical and profitable idea.
Ping Manongdo –
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were created to end poverty, inequality, and environmental destruction and to chart a new path towards sustainability. For businesses, it comes with a promise of long-term profitability, too.
At a high level event seeking to reinvigorate the political momentum on climate change, senior UN officials say climate change is an unprecedented and growing threat, but it also comes with a massive opportunity that should not be missed.
Jocelyn Timperley, Carbon Brief –
Patricia Espinosa is tasked to steer the international climate negotiations through the finer details of the Paris Agreement. What happens if the US renegades on its current commitment? Is Brexit a threat? Her answers on this video.